hacksaw

noun
hack·​saw | \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce hacksaw (audio) \

Definition of hacksaw

: a fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame that is used for cutting hard materials (such as metal)

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hacksaw verb

Examples of hacksaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a hacksaw to cut the strips for the 36 rings to length. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Then, use a hacksaw to trim the protruding injection ports flush with the wall. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2020 Use a hacksaw or a circular saw with a metal-cutting blade. Roy Berendsohn And Mike Cunningham, Popular Mechanics, 3 Oct. 2020 Conservatives have repeatedly shown a strong preference for a rusty hacksaw. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 22 Sep. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, 8 Jan. 2020 Put down your hacksaw and pick up the P590, a cordless metal-cutting solution priced for the rest of us. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, 18 Mar. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of hacksaw

1638, in the meaning defined above

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“Hacksaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacksaw. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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hacksaw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hacksaw

: a saw used for cutting metal

hacksaw

noun
hack·​saw | \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce hacksaw (audio) \

Kids Definition of hacksaw

: a saw with small teeth used for cutting hard materials (as metal)

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